Patients across the United States are experiencing serious complications with defective knee replacement implants manufactured by medical device giant Zimmer. According to a growing number of lawsuits, Zimmer knee implants are defective in their design and prone to fail early, including these models:
- NexGen CR-Flex.
- Persona Tracebular Metal Tibial Plate/Persona TM Tibia component.
What is wrong with Zimmer knee implants?
Due to defective designs, patients have been at increased risk of early failure or loosening of Zimmer knee implants, often resulting in the need for knee revision surgery. X-rays reveal radiolucent lines, or large gaps between the device and bone, which indicate the implant is loose. As a result, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled several Zimmer knee components.
What symptoms or complications are associated with defective Zimmer knee implants?
Problems with Zimmer knee replacements, including early failure or loosening of the implants, could cause patients to experience the following symptoms or complications:
- Revision or replacement surgery.
- Severe knee and joint pain.
- Decreased range of motion and mobility.
- Soreness and stiffness.
Do I have a Zimmer knee implant claim?
If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with a defective Zimmer artificial knee implant, contact your doctor to find out if you’ve been implanted with the device or another type of knee implant that has been recalled or the subject of litigation.
To learn more about how to file a claim, contact Langdon & Emison at 800-397-4910 or complete an online form. We will review your potential claim at no cost or obligation to you. You pay nothing out of pocket unless we recover an award on your behalf.